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in this thesis i define the concept of the cyber-carnival as the non-official sphere of carnival in cyberspace and explore it in terms of the particular nature of cyberspace drawing upon Mikhail Bakhtin’s notion of the carnival. Since its earliest forms in ancient times the carnivalesque has generated second worlds in the realm of the carnival which differ from daily life in that they turn official life upside down temporarily cancelling its order. in the case of the cyber-carnival these worlds are established in cyberspace and their natures are distinct from earlier manifestations of the carnivalesque. in this study the particular nature of these spheres is examined via elements of carnival such as inversion and collective laughter through case studies. -- Abstract'tan.